Guests Midnight Society

Wednesday, May 5th – Guest: J.W. Ocker

J.W. Ocker – Cursed Objects and Dark Forces

J.W. Ocker shares his adventures traveling the world, seeking out the most obscure oddities of nature, history, art, and culture. These include burning ghost towns, macabre funerary art, movie filming sites, abandoned asylums, UFO hot spots and more.


J. W. Ocker is the Edgar Award-winning author of Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe. He runs the website OTIS: Odd Things I’ve Seen, where he chronicles his visits to various oddities of culture, art, nature, and history. His first two books, The New England Grimpendium and The New York Grimpendium, are personal travelogues of his visits to deathly sites in those regions. Both books won Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers. His work has appeared in Rue Morgue Magazine, the Boston Globe, CNN, The Atlantic, and other places. He’s from Maryland but has lived in New Hampshire since 2008.


Cursed Objects

A Season with the Witch

Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe

The New England Grimpendium

The New York Grimpendium





All music by The Rentals featuring special remixes from their album Q36.
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